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Ephraim Bisbee

Male 1841 - 1890  (48 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Bisbee  [1, 2
    Born 20 Nov 1841  Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Civil War, Co F. 111Th PA Volunteer Infantry  [9
    Ephraim Bisbee Civil War Pension File
    Ephraim Bisbee Civil War Pension File
    Original documents from the National Archives
    Census 9 Sep 1850  Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 11 Jul 1860  Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 29 Jul 1870  Wayne Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 14 Feb 1890  Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8, 13
    Cause: Lung disease 
    Buried Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Ephraim and Celinda Bisbee
    Ephraim and Celinda Bisbee
    Photograph by William F. Bisbee
    Person ID I53  Bisbee
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2010 

    Father Joseph Cushman Bisbee,   b. 5 Jun 1803, , Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1873, Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sally Ann Morey,   b. Abt 4 Oct 1809, Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1890, Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married , Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celinda J. Thompson,   b. 28 Aug 1839, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1912, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1869  Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 14
    • Celinda was not from the local area. She was raised at Crown Point, New York, and at the time of her marriage to Ephraim, her family was still living there. According to Ephraim's Civil War record, they were married near Wattsburg. It is not known why Celinda was in the Wattsburg area.

      Ephraim and Celinda were married by Bryan S. Hill, Minister of the Gospel and the ceremony was witnessed by A. E. Reynolds (Addison Reynolds) and Ruth A. Reynolds.
    Children 
     1. Oka J. Bisbee,   b. Dec 1869,   d. 13 Jun 1871, , Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. Arthur Ephriam Bisbee,   b. 16 May 1871, , Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1948, Saegertown, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Elwin Andrew Bisbee,   b. 13 Jan 1873, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1937, Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Mary Viva Bisbee,   b. 16 Nov 1874,   d. 24 Jun 1942  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Sarah Ann Bisbee,   b. 12 Jul 1877, , Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1941  (Age 63 years)
    +6. Curtis Clark Bisbee,   b. 3 Sep 1883, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1961, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1841 - Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Sep 1850 - Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jul 1860 - Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1869 - Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jul 1870 - Wayne Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Lung disease - 14 Feb 1890 - Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Most records spell his given name 'Ephraim', although it is spelled 'Ephriam' on his tombstone. When he applied for a Civil War pension, he signed his application 'Ephraim Bisbe.'
    • (Medical):Ephraim stood 5'-10", was dark complected with light hair and blue eyes. [15]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 20.

    2. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 6.

    3. [S1739] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): Family Biography, ((Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884, Part VI - Amity twp), 4).

    4. [S1563] Bisbee, Ephraim: Grave Marker, (Wattsburg Cemetery, Erie County, Pennsylvania.).

    5. [S1793] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1855 NY Census.

    6. [S2083] Bisbee, Ephraim (I53): 1880 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T9, roll 1129; enumeration district (ED) 178, enumerated page 17, master page 322A, line 23, dwelling 180, family 189; image downloaded 11/4/2008.), 1880-Wayne.178.17.jpg.

    7. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 58.

    8. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 13.

    9. [S1239] Civil War Pension File, Ephraim Bisbee (Private, Co F, 111 Pa Volunteer Infantry) , WC-293-240.
      Ephraim enrolled 8 Sep 1864, in 111 Pa. Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, commanded by Capt. James M. Wells. He was honorably discharged Jun 1865 at Bladensburg, Maryland. He served at Camp Reynolds near Pittsburg, Pa. in Sep 1864.

    10. [S1788] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1850 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M432, roll 527; page 118, line 24, dwelling 2000, family 2044; image downloaded 8/26/2008), 1850-Lebanon.5.jpg.

    11. [S1799] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1860 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 1107; enumerated page 24, master page 24, line 21, dwelling 1446, family 189; image downloaded 8/30/2008), 1860-Amity.24.jpg.

    12. [S2082] Bisbee, Ephraim (I53): 1870 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2003): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 1341; enumerated page 18, master page 533(B), line 7, dwelling 136, family 133; image downloaded 11/4/2008.), 1870-Wayne.18.jpg.

    13. [S1239] Civil War Pension File, Ephraim Bisbee (Private, Co F, 111 Pa Volunteer Infantry ) , WC-293-240.
      In her "Widow's Declaration for Pension," Celinda J. Bisbee states that Ephraim Bisbee, who servied in the War of Rebellion, "contracted disease of the lungs in the same of which he died near Wattsburg, Erie Co, Pa, on the 14th day of February, A. D. 1890." Also, on 18 Sep 1890, Curtis C. Bisbee, age 50, resident of the township of Amity, and Ruth A. Reynolds, age 52, resident of the township of Wattsburg, state that Ephraim Bisbee "died of lung disease on the 14th day of February, 1890."

    14. [S1239] Civil War Pension File, Ephraim Bisbee (Private, Co F, 111 Pa Volunteer Infantry ) , WC-293-240.
      Celinda J. Bisbee, the former Celinda J. Thompson, provides statements that she was married on 19 Feb 1869, near Wattsburg, Pennsylvania, by Minister of the Gospel, Bryan S. Hill, and that neither she nor Ephraim had been previously married. She cannot provide documented proof of her marriage, because Rev. Hill has died and, according to Hill's wife, he did not keep records. Ruth A. Reynolds, Charles A. Bisbee, Curtis C. Bisbee and others testify that they were present at her marriage and confirm the date, place and by whom.

    15. [S1239] Civil War Pension File, Ephraim Bisbee (Private, Co F, 111 Pa Volunteer Infantry ) , WC-293-240.
      In his Declaration for Original Invalid Pension, made on 17 Jul 1880, Ephraim describes himself as age 38, height 5 feet 10 inches, complexion dark, hair light, eyes blue. Witnesses to Ephraim's declaration wree Alex Robinson and Erastus D. Reynolds.